Tag : Living a Life of Writing

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Self-Publishing your book and Traditionally publishing your book seems to be a great divide in the writing world.    If you mention the words “self-publishing” to say ten or fifteen aspiring authors and there will never be an answer that they will agree upon.  I’m not about to suggest they come to blows, but almost …
With Annabella taking over the reins of the book reviewing, I get to be the new resident Tech Reviewer on Living a Life of Writing. Annabella did know her stuff, I’ll give her that. I hope that I will be able to fill her shoes with my own reviews. Speech to Tech Apps are very …
As we near the end of the challenge, book five takes us to modern day Egypt. In a world with so much access to information and history, the youth in the modern day know very little of their family heritage. For me, not having the internet until high school age meant I had to do …
Any writer can understand that there is a risk when you write and publish online, you might not earn as much income, or traffic isn’t increasing quickly. We’d like to make money on our blogs. If you believe that writing is easy, or that blogging is easy this isn’t the post for you. There is always …
I’m very independent. Obnoxiously so. If I can teach myself how do  something I will get the tools I need. Sometimes tools are as simple as directions from Grandma on how to make her soup or words of advice on a subject from a parent. Tools can be physically heavy objects that you cart around …
I’m deeply saddened by the news today that author Terry Pratchett is no longer with us. It was just announced mere hours ago and I received the news as a text from a friend. I quickly opened the browser on my phone and after a quick search I found the news. Terry Pratchett dead at …
One of the new more powerful ways to self-publish is using CreateSpace to distribute your book.  It is powerful because its parent company is Amazon.  Since CreateSpace was acquired by Amazon,  more people have used CreateSpace to self-publish their writing.  This in and of itself is nothing new. Writers want to get the word out …
I have been writing and reviewing Tech products and books and I have had a wonderful time doing so. When Rebecca invited me to try my hand at writing for her blog I must say I was a little nervous. I spent weeks asking questions and I finally took the plunge. Your comments have been …
This is a business. This is your business.  You are the creator of your business. As professional writers we’ve all read this so many times, but part of your business and creating your business if the art of changing plans mid way. We might not like it, for example, when a book doesn’t seem to …
A National Book Award Finalist. An Amazon Best Book of the Month in May 2014.  A Booklist Starred Review.  A Heather’s Pick from the CEO of Chapters Indigo. The list of accolades goes on. I was captivated by All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr the instant I finished the first …
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